Pick A Pocket Pie For Holiday Entertaining

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Chorizo and Potato Galette with Green Olives

Finger food is the perfect choice for any party. A unique twist are “pocket pies” that are easy to tote for a pot luck party, game watching or holiday entertaining. Pamela Clark, cookbook author of Pocket Pies: Mini Empanadas, Pasties, Turnovers & More has loads of recipes from savories to sweet. The beautifully photographed cookbook offers endless ideas. We like Chorizo and Potato Galette with Green Olives, Smoked Salmon Vol-au-Vents followed up by her most perfect Tiramisu.

Chorizo and Potato Galette with Green Olives

Makes 4 servings

2 sheets puff pastry
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
½ teaspoon sweet paprika
2 teaspoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
2 small unpeeled potatoes
4 ounces cured chorizo sausage, sliced thinly
¼ small red onion, sliced thinly
⅓ cup roasted pepper strips
¾ cup drained marinated green olives
¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

Preheat oven to 425°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Place pastry on trays. Combine oil, garlic, paprika and rosemary in small bowl. Brush half the oil mixture over pastry, leaving a ½-inch border.

Slice potatoes thinly using mandolin or V-slicer. Top pastry pieces with single layer of potato; brush with remaining oil mixture; season.

Bake 10 minutes. Top with chorizo, onion and peppers; bake about 10 minutes or until pastry is crisp.

Top galettes with olives and parsley.

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Reprinted with permission from Pocket Pies: Mini Empanadas, Pasties, Turnovers & More by Pamela Clark, © 2014 Sterling.
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